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How to Stay Disciplined and Do More with Your Money

Have you ever felt frustrated, overwhelmed, or confused about a big financial decision? Most of us waffle about whether we should or shouldn’t spend money or make key financial moves. In this post, Laura gives a simple framework to stay disciplined and make better money decisions in less time, with a lot more clarity and confidence.

 
By
Laura Adams, MBA
8-minute read
Episode #477

 

How to Achieve Your One Money Objective

To increase your likelihood of success, pick One Money Objective that’s most important to you and pursue it with a vengeance.

To increase your likelihood of success, pick One Money Objective that’s most important to you and pursue it with a vengeance. To stay motivated, I recommend creating visible triggers that remind you what you want to accomplish every day. Place strategic cues in your home, car, and workplace that spark your attention and foster good habits.

For instance, you could write your One Money Objective on an index card that stays in your wallet. Jot it down on a sticky note that stays on your credit cards, bathroom mirror, car dashboard, and computer monitor at work.

Another strategy is to start each morning with a journal entry about why your objective is so important, what you’ll do today to accomplish it, and what it ultimately means for you and your family’s future. The Five-Minute Journal book or app to is a great tool to shift your focus to what’s most important and fool proof your commitment so you eliminate what stands between you and your money goals.

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About the Author

Laura Adams, MBA

Laura Adams received an MBA from the University of Florida. She's an award-winning personal finance author, speaker, and consumer advocate who is a frequent, trusted source for the national media. Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers is her newest title. Laura's previous book, Debt-Free Blueprint: How to Get Out of Debt and Build a Financial Life You Love, was an Amazon #1 New Release. Do you have a money question? Call the Money Girl listener line at 302-364-0308. Your question could be featured on the show.